After a COVID-forced semi-hiatus, one marked by drive-in screens and limited runs, the 2022 Film on the Rocks is back in full swing! This beloved summertime tradition gives movie-goers the chance to watch their favorite films under the Milky Way while nestled inside the beautiful rust-colored boulders of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. Tickets are on sale now!
The series kicks off on June 13 and takes place on various Mondays throughout the summer. Each event features a pre-screening performance and other amenities (like free parking!). The 2022 schedule includes the following five films:
Thor: Ragnarok on June 13
Thor: Ragnarok is the tale of Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth), who finds himself in a battle with Hela (Cate Blanchett) as he tries to save his homeworld and the Asgardian civilization. Come for Thor and stay for the Hulk (or vice versa). Reserve your tickets here.
The Sandlot on July 18
The Sandlot is one of those films that you can never see too many times. It tells the story of Scott Smalls, a fifth-grader in early 1960s suburbia, who moves to a new neighborhood and makes friends with a local group of baseball players. They meet every day at the sandlot to experience the ups and downs of childhood. It’s a heart-warming, funny, and nostalgic film that you’ll probably remember forever. Reserve your tickets here.
The Greatest Showman on July 25
The Greatest Showman pays homage to PT Barnum (played by Hugh Jackman). It’s a biographical drama filled with passionate performances, inspiration, connection, and the immense weight of one man’s ambition. The award-winning music is enough reason to see the movie…and sing along. Reserve your tickets here.
Summer of Soul on August 1
The critically-acclaimed and Oscar-winning Summer of Soul is a documentary that celebrates Black history, music, culture, and fashion. It features 1969 footage from the Harlem Cultural Festival and serves as a reminder of the importance of representation, the essence of spirituality, and the healing power of song. It showcases concert performances by Gladys Knight and the Pips, BB King, Stevie Wonder, and Nina Simone (to name a few). Reserve your tickets here.
Dune on August 15
Dune tells the tale of a young man destined for greatness and the journey he must take to reach it. It’s a sci-fi story based on a 1965 novel and packed full of danger, evil forces, the will to survive, faith, betrayal, and humanity’s potential. It won six Academy Awards, so it’s also packed full of bragging rights. Reserve your tickets here.
Whether you’re a dedicated cinephile or a casual movie watcher, any film at Red Rocks is a film worth seeing.